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Kindle 4 vs Paperwhite
« on: December 12, 2012, 09:46:43 pm »
What is the best improvement in the Paperwhite over the Kindle 4?
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    Re: Kindle 4 vs Paperwhite
    « Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 10:35:03 pm »
    I, personally, like the resolution.  That, and the ability to read in the dark without an additional peripheral. 

    But, that's just me.
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    Re: Kindle 4 vs Paperwhite
    « Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 12:28:33 am »
    Thanks for asking this theo1358! :)

    I was thinking that what you added Hadou
    is exactly what is true with regards to improvements!
    My husband and I received our Kindle from my mother in law,
    and LOVE it! Having stated that, I would love to not have to
    have a back-light on to read so my husband doesn't have to
    deal with the light. I am holding off on getting the Paperwhite
    because I am intrigued by the Kindle Fire HD. Our kids are a
    in love with those, and wanted one for Christmas, but will have
    to settle for after since it's just sort of an ordering nightmare
    to get one, and that with toys is a bit The debate within
    myself over what new Kindle I will get will go on, but for now
    I'll enjoy the original.
    Happy Kindle'ing to you both! :)
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    Re: Kindle 4 vs Paperwhite
    « Reply #3 on: December 13, 2012, 05:50:42 am »
    I have both a K4 and PW. . . the PW is better, for me, because of the touch screen (I didn't think I'd like this as well as I do) and, even more-so, because of the integrated light.

    For me, a clip on light was problematic because I'd get a 'spot' glare unless I held it just right.  And it unbalanced the device.  The integrated light on the PW is really pretty amazing. It is NOT back light but rather soft light that spreads across the eInk screen.  Very different to the 'light shining at you' problem many have with screens on tablets.  Of course, those are also adjustable, as to brightness, and will do color.  For reading most books, though, the color isn't an issue and I find the PW screen easier to read than the Fire screen -- though it's not bad.  If all I want to do is read, I definitely pick up the PW

    The touch screen just makes navigation much easier and works remarkably well.  Though, if you don't do much in the way of notes and such, the '4-way' navigation of the K4 is satisfactory, if not optimal.
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    Re: Kindle 4 vs Paperwhite
    « Reply #4 on: December 13, 2012, 08:56:57 am »
    I agree with everybody else. The resolution is much better and the light is just fantastic. The way it lights is so much better, as someone pointed out, than my tablet, at least for reading. I turn the light to about 20 during the day and can't even tell that it's lit. It's just like reading text on a white paper, which I suppose is why they call it Paperwhite.  ;D

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